Spot fake Amazon reviews in a flash (CNET How To)



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23 thoughts on “Spot fake Amazon reviews in a flash (CNET How To)

  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Just look at negative review. No product is perfect and how every people feel about a product are different. Thus I only read the negative review which normally comes with particular details about what they complain about, to see if it's something that i would bother. And I don't think any company going to fake a negative review

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Amazon reviews are 100% useless. I automatically ignore those by "Amazon customer", 5-star and 1 star ratings. Amazon reviews are great to see how dumb your fellow neighbours really are. Example: 5-star rating followed by the comment: It's okay. And I don't take the "verified purchase" seriously because it's not a gauge of intelligence. Unless there are hundreds of ratings I only check the price.

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Also check the date they were posted. A lot of times the review of the product was written prior to critical software updates.

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Protip: if you do get a highly rated product like headphones. And they break. You can ask them at vendor for another headphones and they'll give it to you if you rate 5 stars.

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Who the hell ho trough all this shit to buy something, if I like the look of it or I need it, I’ll buy it, if it doesn’t work or I don’t like it, I’ll return it.

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Just read the bad reviews, but anyways amazon reviews are pretty crap so I just find some with pictures since they put in a little extra effort.

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Who is this dude? I'm digging the last two vids..THx for sharing and GREAT addition n to the Cnet fam

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Here’s a grandma trick always read 2 and 3 star reviews they are genuine

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    wtf is the point of this video anyone with common sense can figure that out. "Read the review and use your own judgement" what do you think i've been doing.

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    The fact that there was a company that thought it was a good idea to review reviews just makes me hate humanity…

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    I learned that the hard way. I never knew that Amazon actually had fake reviews until recently. Happy was nothing too expensive.

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    The only reason I don't like him is cos he's new. Otherwise he's actually really good on camera.

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    As a reviewer myself, it's a pain in the hind quarters to us to get lumped in with these paid off/fake reviews that pop up on Amazon and so many other sites….some of us work really hard on our reviews, spending lots of our own cash to both buy and use the products we review. I've been flagged on FS particularly a few times as being a fake review simply because I gave said item a 5 star rating and used some of their trigger terms like "it's great" and "well made". You really need to read up on, or at least look at, the reviewers profile that you're reading, it can really help separate the fake from the real. As Rick says, use your own judgement in the end.

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Most 5 star and 1 star reviews are fake. The 2-4 star reviews usually are trying to give an accurate description of the product's performance.

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Have they stopped allowing reviews for products that haven't even been released yet? Hate it when something comes out and it's been spammed with 5 star reviews from people that are just looking forward to it

    And can we get rid of joke reviews? Amazon review (for a Pedometer):
    "I took this chunk of crap to both CPAC and a local Chuck E Cheese and did not detect a single Pedophile. 1 star"

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  • January 8, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Yes, now I know.
    I will take everything CNET says with a grain of salt, GOT YA!

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